Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Scenes from the day...

Just a few shots from the day


I have had these pieces laying there beside my sewing machine for too long to tell.  They are leftovers from another project.  I sat a while this evening and sewed them together and made them into hotpads.  Well, 3 hotpads.  Not a single one is finished.  But it is a start.  




This is actually the 3rd iris color to bloom...I didn't take a photo of the second one.


My wisteria has blooms slowly trying to pop open.  Notice how short and fat the bloom pod is.  I thought maybe as the wisteria aged, they would be more like the ones I remember from home but they have not changed at all.  I don't know if this is something that is bred into it to live in our coldness zone or what.


I thought this clematis was early, but it is about the exact same dates as my photos from last year.


Roger used the leaf blower before I got to take this one...

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Does anyone else watch Call the Midwife....it is one of my favorite shows.  Roger likes it okay, but not as much as me.  In the show there is a character called Sister Monica Joan.  She has the characteristics of the elderly...she gets confused...appears a little bit crazy....and she dearly loves sweets.  She often says strange things.  And sometimes she is so spot on.

This past weekend the quote from her that stood out to me was:

'I find two opinions are always better than one, particularly if one is mine.'

That just cracked me up....

Then there are the closing lines of the show...I wish I had kept them all...or at least the ones that I loved if nothing else.  This past weekend the words were:

' and so we let go of their hands but not their hearts of the need to be needed but not the need to love'

It so made me think of our grandbabies growing up...

Lorelei is done stretching her wings.  We picked her up from school this past Friday and brought her home for a few hours.  Her mom came to get her after she got off work, and Lorelei was wanting to spend the night with some of her cousins.

She said she wanted to spend the night with someone that felt like running and playing tag, and hide-and-go seek.  She was flitting around all the time chatting, then she came over to me and asked me if she hurt my feelings saying that...I told her no, and she was hugging me and me her...and I told her I understood, but what if it did hurt me...would she spend the night with me instead....she said Yes!  I don't ever want to hurt the feelings of the people I love.



14 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Lorelei is sweet and sensitive! We both LOVE Call The Midwife, and have watched every single one!! Sister Monica Joan is my favorite, what an actress she is! Wasn't it a huge shock who she found in the mental hospital on the most recent episode? the pale pink iris is my favorite today, I have never seen an iris this color! It is unusual and gorgeous!! Gorgeous Clematis! We have never been able to grow them.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Rose. Lorelei is such a sweetheart. What a joyful blessing she is to you and Roger. Your blooms are all so pretty. Such a delicate iris color. I am not familiar with the show you mention - sounds like a good one and I do like the quotes you shared.
I hope you both have a good day! xoxo

Tom said...

...Rose you are an artist.

Mildred said...

p.s. I forgot to say how lovely your fabrics are in the hot pad. You do such pretty work.

Cat Lover said...

Lorelei is such a sweet little girl. She obviously loves you and Roger so much.
Your gardens look gorgeous, so far ahead of ours!
Have a good day!
Robin

Nancy Chan said...

You are so blessed with a grand daughter like Lorelei. She is so sweet and thoughtful. Love your craft work in the 1st pic.

Sandra said...

such a sweet girl your Lorelei is, I love that she loves you and understood that you might be hurt. she is growing up but will always love you.. nice hot pads..and the opinion quote is ME... and my opinion is always the right one. LOL no, have not seen the midwife

Patsy said...

We (only) have 5 great grandsons not one is a cuddlier, they zip,zip all over.
Yes I did watch "Call The Midwife" even read the book.
Glad to see your pink iris,I have been thinking about
my lovely pink one I left behind. Wish I had it. There
are lots of iris here but no pink.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely lovely flowers---we have some blooming but others not near as far along as yours.
Yes I too like Fields of gold---we were up in the mountains when I took that picture the other day and just coming around the bend and seeing that huge field---it took my breath away. LOVE IT!!!
Where do you see these shows you always mention? Maybe we don't have them here???
MB

Small City Scenes said...

I meant to add:
Yes Lorelei is growing up and dang it they just don't need us the same anymore. I remember Kylee and I being together all the time. She was my side-kick on our travels--car rides. We were silly and then she had bunches of girl friends and longer horse rides and on and on it went but like Lorelie if I wanted her to stay she would. Of course she is 23 now and works and consumed with horses and rodeo and barrel racing---I miss her.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Very pretty flowers. That granddaughter of yours must have a gentle heart, to be so thoughtful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the pretty hot pad and the flowers are wonderful. I love this time of year! Your little Lorelei is a sweetheart to think of you and that she might have hurt your feelings!

Bonny Bonafilla said...

Lovely flowers, and lovely Lorelei. She's a sweetie. I love your patchwork: all those autumn colours blend so beautifully together. And I've never seen an Iris that colour. It's so delicate. Mine are all purple.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

You have a wonderful relationship with your granddaughter. It is hard to see them grow up and move away although that is what we know is normal for them. Your flowers are beautiful just like your granddaughter. :-)

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